View Vacancy -- Family Support Worker

Social Care & Welfare

Family Support Worker x2

Grade: PO1

Salary: £30,324 - £31,998 per annum

Contract: 1x permanent 1x 23 months fixed term

About the role

This is an exciting time to join  the Early Help and Prevention service delivering a locality-based family support service to children and families facing multiple and complex issues. Our teams include youth provision and the Troubled Families agenda, as part of an integrated whole family approach to delivery. Early Help services form an integral element of the wider early help partnership offer available across Haringey, responding to needs assessed as being below Tier 3 (London Safeguarding Children’s Board guidelines), and builds on and complements other services  delivered, including universal  provision. This role delivers direct support to families, usually in their homes to help resolve issues, build capacity and prevent escalation to statutory services. Undertaking holistic family assessments and working collaboratively to deliver effective family support plans is central to strengthening families and enabling them to become more resilient and less reliant on services. We evidence the impact of our work through a consistent approach to assessment, timely recording and regularly reviewing plans and family progress as part of the team around the family approach. 

By establishing a visible, accessible and flexible service and demonstrating our willingness and ability to work collaboratively with other providers we will enable more families to address the challenges which prevent them from making progress and be more accountable as part of a cohesive early help partnership. In this way we will develop stronger, better informed and more responsive local networks to effectively support individual, family and community needs.

If you have the people skills and enthusiasm to help deliver our vision of early help and can rise to the challenge of outcome-focussed, direct family work in Haringey then please complete the on-line application form

About you

Above all, you will need to be a collaborative, task focused and assertive individual with proven ability to achieve the best outcomes for families in challenging circumstances.

Although a recognised professional qualification (level 4 or equivalent) in a linked field, such as education, youth work, social care or working with parents and families may be beneficial, it is not a requirement. You will however, need to be able to evidence substantial equivalent experience of working with vulnerable families from diverse backgrounds to deliver improved outcomes. You will need experience of completing good quality assessments and understanding the needs of children, young people and families in order to co-produce an outcomes-focussed plan. You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

Full skills and knowledge requirements are in the attached Job Description/Person specification.

Other requirement/How to apply

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

Closing date: 25th March 2018

£30,324 -31,998
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Full Time
For further information please contact the Haringey Hub:

This opportunity is closed to applications.